History Film / ThePunisher2004

29th May '16 8:51:46 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ArchEnemy: Frank's is Howard Saint, the mob boss who killed his family.
10th May '16 8:00:00 PM TitoMosquito
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Even before Frank planted evidence, at one scene Howard noticed how close his wife and best friend were becoming.
10th May '16 5:16:24 PM Eniena
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* BeardOfSorrow: Castle returns to explore the aftermath of the attack on his family while sporting one of these.
6th May '16 2:41:44 AM Anicomicgeek
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The reason Saint killed Castle's family was because he thought Castle killed his son. HE DIDN'T (a thug was shot by the FBI team and fired his gun on to Bobby Saint)!
6th May '16 2:41:44 AM Anicomicgeek
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28th Apr '16 11:03:50 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* TheTheTitle
20th Mar '16 1:29:43 AM TitoMosquito
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* AdaptationNameChange: Mickey Fondozzi becomes Mickey Duka in the film.

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* AdaptationNameChange: AdaptedOut: Frank's daughter Lisa from the comics.
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Mickey Fondozzi becomes Mickey Duka in the film.film.
** Frank Castle is Frank Castle '''''Jr.'''''. He's apparently born with that name as his father is Frank Castle '''''Sr.''''' instead of Mario Castiglione. And Frank's mother is Betty Castle instead of Louisa Castiglione.
** Frank's son is Will instead of being Jr.
14th Mar '16 10:48:36 AM Mario1995
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** The deaths of Frank's wife and son involve John Saint running them over with his truck, in a direct homage to ''Film/MadMax'' with the [[spoiler:deaths of Max's wife and infant son]].

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** The deaths of Frank's Frank Castle's wife and son involve John Saint running them are run over with his truck, in by a direct homage to ''Film/MadMax'' with the [[spoiler:deaths of Max's wife vehicle, and infant son]].Frank arrives too late to save them. [[Film/MadMax Wonder where that came from]]?
14th Mar '16 10:45:20 AM Mario1995
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* ShoutOut: Harry Heck is a tribute to Music/JohnnyCash's character in ''Five Minutes to Live'' (a.k.a. ''Door to Door Maniac'').

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* ShoutOut: Harry ShoutOut:
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Heck is a tribute to Music/JohnnyCash's character in ''Five Minutes to Live'' (a.k.a. ''Door to Door Maniac'').Maniac'').
**The deaths of Frank's wife and son involve John Saint running them over with his truck, in a direct homage to ''Film/MadMax'' with the [[spoiler:deaths of Max's wife and infant son]].
1st Jan '16 3:58:05 PM RayAP9
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* CarFu: Harry Heck started his assault by driving his CoolCar into Frank's own. [[spoiler:A case of TRAIN Fu happens when Saint kills his wife by dropping her in front of train tracks.]]

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* CarFu: Harry Heck started his assault by driving his CoolCar into Frank's own. [[spoiler:A case of TRAIN Fu happens when Saint kills his wife by dropping her off a bridge, directly in front the path of train tracks.]]a speeding locomotive]].



* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Zig-zagged. During a monologue, Frank himself insists that "[[ThatManIsDead Frank Castle is dead]]," and that he should be called "The Punisher." Everyone else, however, uses his real name.



* DiagnosisFromDrBadass: Frank takes a blowtorch to Mickey Duka's back and describes what he's doing in great detail, including telling him that it's not painful yet because the nerve endings are seared and when the flame's that hot, it actually feels cold. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a subversion, as the Punisher is really just swiping a popsicle across the man's back to create the described symptoms, while simultaneously using the blowtorch on a steak to create the smell of charred flesh.]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: Frank's entire family may have been slaughtered in cold blood, but he still retains something that resembles a sense of humor, albeit rarely (see DiagnosisFromDrBadass and NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight below for examples). He also makes a friendly, sarcastic remark to Jimmy Weeks during a going-away party (this happens before the hit on the Castles was executed):
-->'''Weeks:''' To Frank Castle the finest soldier, the finest undercover op, the finest man I've ever known. What will I do without you?\\
'''Castle:''' Get a girlfriend.
* DiagnosisFromDrBadass: Frank takes a blowtorch to Mickey Duka's back and describes what he's doing in great detail, including telling him that it's not painful yet because the nerve endings are seared and when the flame's that hot, it actually feels cold. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a subversion, as the Punisher is really just swiping a popsicle across the man's back to create the described symptoms, while simultaneously using the blowtorch on a steak to create the smell of charred flesh.]]flesh]].



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Jimmy Weeks]] in Extended Cut.
* EvilMatriarch: Livia Saint. The reason why Frank's family was wiped out rather than just Frank as originally planned, was because she ordered it.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Jimmy Weeks]] in the Extended Cut.
* EvilMatriarch: Livia Saint. The reason why Frank's family was wiped out out, rather than just Frank as originally planned, was because she ordered it. it.



* GuileHero: Frank Castle. How so? As part of his BatmanGambit, Frank's plan for revenge was that after returning to the States, [[spoiler:make it appear to Howard Saint that his wife and his right-hand man are having an affair. After Saint kills both of them for the perceived betrayal, Frank makes his final assault on Saint's posh nightclub; Castle kills Saint's other son, tells Howard he killed his wife and best friend for nothing (he framed Saint's wife as cheating with his best friend, not knowing his friend was gay), then sends him to a fiery death.]]

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* GuileHero: Frank Castle. How so? As part of his BatmanGambit, Frank's plan for revenge was that after returning to the States, [[spoiler:make it appear to Howard Saint that his wife and his right-hand man are having an affair. After Saint kills both of them for the perceived betrayal, Frank makes his final assault on Saint's posh nightclub; Castle kills Saint's other son, tells Howard he killed his wife and best friend for nothing (he framed Saint's wife as cheating with his best friend, not knowing his friend was gay), then sends him to a fiery death.]]death]].



* IKnowMaddenKombat: During his fight against The Russian, Frank lobs a grenade at him, [[OhCrap but has to scramble for cover]] when The Russian [[HoistByHisOwnPetard turns the tables]], using a crowbar to knock the grenade back at Frank like it's a baseball.



* ImprovisedWeapon: Frank, at one point, uses a paper-cutter blade to kill a {{mook|s}}.



--> '''Howard:''' He misses his family and he wants to die. He's asking for help so let's help him.

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--> '''Howard:''' -->'''Howard:''' He misses his family and he wants to die. He's asking for help so let's help him.



* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: "You are one dumb son of a bitch. Bringing a knife to a gunfight." Little did Harry Heck know, it was a spring-loaded ballistic knife.
* PapaWolf: Not just the title character, but Saint is a dark example since his son's death is what triggered his vendetta against the Castle Family. There is also Frank Sr. who along with Frank were able to take out many of Saint's Mooks. Even though he took a shotgun blast to the back, Frank Sr. used the last of his strength to knife a man that was going after Frank.

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* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: Joan's crazy ex-boyfriend (cited on [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330793/ IMDB]] as "Tattooed Mike") shows up in her apartment building, harassing her, with only her front door between him and her. An unarmed Frank casually tells him to leave.
-->'''Frank:''' Hey... get out.\\
'''Mike:''' ''[approaches Frank, brandishing a butterfly knife]''\\
'''Frank:''' ''[punches Mike in the face, then takes the knife from his hands as he staggers]'' [[DeadpanSnarker You shouldn't play with knives]]. ''[bops Mike on the nose with the hilt]''
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: "You are one dumb son of a bitch. Bringing a knife to a gunfight." [[SubvertedTrope Little did Harry Heck know, it was a spring-loaded ballistic knife.
knife]].
* NoSell: The Russian takes a knife to the shoulder and appears to be more annoyed than hurt.
* PapaWolf: Not just the title character, but Saint is a dark example since his son's death is what triggered his vendetta against the Castle Family. There is also Frank Sr. who along with Frank were able to take out many of Saint's Mooks.{{mooks}}. Even though he took a shotgun blast to the back, Frank Sr. used the last of his strength to knife a man that was going after Frank.



--> '''The Punisher''': Those who do evil to others-the killers, the rapists, psychos, sadists-you will come to know me well. Frank Castle is dead. Call me...the ''Punisher''.

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--> '''The Punisher''': Those who do evil to others-the others-- the killers, the rapists, psychos, sadists-you will come to know me well. Frank Castle is dead. Call me... the ''Punisher''.
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